DOG FRIENDLY ACTIVITIES IN SAN DIEGO, CALIFORNIA
If you're anything like me, then you must love taking your dog everywhere you go. Sadly, Montreal is not so dog friendly so we're usually restricted to where we can bring Herky & Milton.
We recently traveled to California with the girls, and explored San Diego. I had always heard that this city was super dog friendly, so I was very curious to check it out. We took them almost everywhere, really. Everyone loved them so much, and I'm incredibly happy to see this positive attitude towards dogs.
1- Dog Beaches
There are many beaches, just for dogs! We visited three of them:
- Fiesta Island; 1590 East Mission Bay Drive, San Diego, CA 92109, USA
- Ocean Beach; Ocean Beach Bike Path, San Diego, CA 92107, USA
- Coronado; Ocean Blvd, Coronado, CA 92118, USA
Our favorite was definitely Ocean Beach. We'll do a separate post about each of these beaches. Stay tuned!
Some photos from Fiesta Island:
You can take your dog shopping with you at most stores. We visited Westfield UTC Mall, and every store was very happy to accept dogs. Most of the stores even have water bowls out, and if you're lucky, they'll give your pups some treats too!
4545 La Jolla Village Dr e, San Diego, CA 92122, USA
Most (almost all) restaurants with outdoor seating will accept dogs. We went to:
Crack Shack; 2266 Kettner Blvd, San Diego, CA 92101, USA
The Patio on Lamont; 4445 Lamont St, San Diego, CA 92109, USA
The Patio on Lamont offered some treats for the girls!
Be warned though that the dogs need to stay on the ground for safety and health regulations.
4- Dog Spas
Dog spas and dog pampering is huge in LA and SD. We took them to South Bark Dog Wash to get a Blueberry Facial (SO POPULAR HERE!), and a bath. A lot of places in San Diego are self-serve dog washes, so get ready to do some scrubbing.
Washes range between 15-20 USD for a regular treatment, and usually come with a complimentary Blueberry Facial.
South Bark Dog Wash: 2037 30th St, San Diego, CA 92104, USA
There are lots of trails to explore with your dog! Be sure to check which ones allow dogs, as some of them are only open to registered service dogs (not emotional support dogs).
We went to the cliff in Point Loma to watch the waves and look at the ocean.
6- Explore different neighborhoods
Take your dog on a long stroll and explore different areas and neighborhoods. We took the girls downtown for some different scenery, and got them some puppuccinos ;)
Also, if you'd like to look at all our activities in video form, check out the link below :)
We'll do a more thorough review of the dog beaches coming up - stay tuned!
Herky & Milton